Monday, June 18, 2007

A CSFF Blog Tour Starring Sharon Hinck!

It’s time for the Christian Sci-fi and Fantasy (CSFF) Blog Tour, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! This month we’re featuring my good friend and writing mentor Sharon Hinck along with her newest release, The Restorer.

I met Sharon two-and-a-half years ago at a small, local conference, where we intended to pitch novels to an editor in attendance—a modern-day legend by me, a mom-lit with twist by her. Since appointments were made the morning of the first day, we both arrived extra early to sign up.

This left us with excess time before class, so we started talking—or rather she pulled me into conversation. Soon we discovered we shared a love for Christian science-fiction and fantasy—what else?—and I clicked with her. And throughout the conference, Sharon checked up on me several times, praying with me before my appointment (a first for me), and celebrating when we both received permission to send proposals into the publisher.

After the conference, we kept in touch. Her novel, The Secret Life of Becky Miller, was accepted for publication and we rejoiced. My proposal was rejected and Sharon gave me permission to mourn—before giving me a kick to keep writing. We swapped e-mails, then chapters and ideas when she drew me into her critique group when I had to withdraw from my previous group.

And through it all, Sharon has proven herself to be a beautiful daughter of God: gracious, generous, encouraging, everything I want to be when I grow up. I consider myself very blessed to sit at the fringes of her circle of friends--which is large indeed, even if she stubbornly insists she’s an introvert. :o)

Feet on the ground, head in the clouds,
Chawna Schroeder

While I could be tempted to recommend Sharon’s books just because of who she is, her books can well stand on their own—as I intend to prove with my book review of The Restorertomorrow. In the meantime, check out Sharon's blog and what else people are saying about this very cool book:

Trish Anderson, Brandon Barr, Jim Black, Justin Boyer, Grace Bridges, Amy Browning, Jackie Castle, Valerie Comer, Karri Compton, Frank Creed, Lisa Cromwell, CSFF Blog Tour, Gene Curtis, D. G. D. Davidson, Chris Deanne, Jeff Draper, April Erwin, Beth Goddard, Marcus Goodyear, Andrea Graham, Russell Griffith, Jill Hart, Katie Hart, Sherrie Hibbs, Heather R. Hunt, Becca Johnson, Jason Joyner, Kait, Karen, Dawn King, Tina Kulesa, Lost Genre Guild, Rachel Marks, Rebecca LuElla Miller, Eve Nielsen, John W. Otte, John Ottinger, Rachelle, Cheryl Russel, Hanna Sandvig, Chawna Schroeder, Mirtika Schultz, Steve Trower, Speculative Faith, Jason Waguespac, and Daniel I. Weaver.

1 comment:

Becky said...

VERY cool, Chawna. I love these personal stories. Thanks for posting it.